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Aaron Biebert, Director & Executive Producer of "A Billion Lives", won top honors for his documentary, including the Supreme Jury Prize and Best Director at the July 2016 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival in Australia, a Remi Award at the Worldfest International Film Festival in Houston, and the Dorn Award from the Global Forum on Nicotine. Aaron’s production company, Attention Era Media, is one of the most successful video production and digital social media companies in the Midwest. Producing commercials and short films for clients such as Applebee’s, IndyCar, the NCAA, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and inner-city education initiatives, Attention Era balances the firm’s client load between for-profit and passion projects. Originally from Milwaukee, Aaron grew up the eldest of eight kids, and played football at Milwaukee’s Wisconsin Lutheran College, where he earned a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Art. A lifetime non-smoker, he enjoys hanging out with his wife and two kids when he’s not traversing the globe filming and speaking.